The Man, The Legend Roger Moore Dies Aged 89
It’s a sad day for Bond fans alike with the news of Roger Moore’s death. Moore 89, passed away in Switzerland on Tuesday after a short battle with cancer according to a family statement posted on Sir Roger’s official Twitter account
” We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his film, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF, which he considered to be his greatest achievement.”
Not only was Sir Roger Moore the ever handsome star of seven James Bond film’s he was also the longest-serving Bond so far and my favourite 007 to boot.
Moore came to the 007 role in 1973 after Sean Connery grew tired of it. His first Bond film was Live and Let Die and went on to make six more, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and A View to a Kill over the following 12 years.
While in the Ian Fleming novels, Bond is described as being in his 30’s, however, Sir Roger Moore would stay with the role until the age of 57.
After handing over the role of 007 to Timothy Dalton, Moore went into semi-retirement, living and travelling between his homes in Los Angeles, Switzerland and the South of France.
Sir Roger Moore was a great man and a legend, and he will forever be my favourite Bond, James Bond.
Rest Easy 007